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Viet Nam is a marine country, and its rich history, traditions, culture, and process of building and defense have always been closely associated with the sea. Viet Nam has a long coastline of over 3,260 km (excluding islands), and its exclusive marine economic zone, at approximately 1 million km2, is almost three times as large as its land territory. Its waters are diverse, and each type of natural resource and ecosystem plays a unique role in the sustainable development and protection of Viet Nam’s marine environment.
The concept of a “blue economy” came out of the 2012 Rio+20 Conference and emphasizes conservation and sustainable management, based on the premise that healthy ocean ecosystems are more productive and form a vital basis for sustainable ocean-based economies (UN DESA 2014a). The blue economy concept seeks to promote economic growth, social inclusion, and the preservation or improvement of livelihoods while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability of the oceans and coastal areas. It aims to move beyond business as usual and to consider economic development and ocean health as compatible propositions.
In order to realize the objectives of the Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Marine Economy of Viet Nam Until 2030, Vision to 2045, as well as to assist Viet Nam in meeting its stated goals on socio-economic development and sustainable use and protection of marine resources, UNDP is looking for a team of one (01) International Consultant (IC) and eight (08) National Consultants (NC) to develop a synthesis report on the potential contributions of the blue economy to the socio-economic development of Viet Nam.
The synthesis report should be between 50 to 70 pages and will be w a policy paper written by the IC/Team Leader with assistance from NC1 and will include a concise executive summary of no more than 10 key recommendations and strategies taken from the 07 in-depth thematic technical reports to be conducted by NCs 1 through 7, each in specific thematic area. It will be complemented with a 5-page policy paper based the findings of the synthesis report.
While it is not the focus of this assignment, this first round of reports will help to set a foundation in place for a long-term regular review that takes into consideration the impact of the blue economy on each of the highlighted sectors by contributing to a better awareness of the challenges and opportunities presented by the blue economy in Viet Nam.
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Deadline for submission: 23.59, 19 November 2019 (Hanoi time)